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VILLAGE OF LYONS, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS ANNUAL TREASURER’S REPORT FOR PERIOD ENDING 12/31/2020

By Tony Largent / August 25, 2021 /
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LEGAL NOTICE McCOOK PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

By Tony Largent / August 4, 2021 /

LEGAL NOTICE McCOOK PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the proposed budget and appropriation ordinance for the fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022, is available for public inspection at the McCook Public Library Building, 8419 West 50th Street, McCook, Illinois, during regular business hours. Notice is further…

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RESOLUTION 2021-15 – CORRECTED A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF SURPLUS PUBLIC REAL ESTATE

By Tony Largent / August 4, 2021 /

RESOLUTION 2021-15 – CORRECTED A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF SURPLUS PUBLIC REAL ESTATE WHEREAS, the Village of Justice is a municipal corporation duly formed and existing under the laws of the State of Illinois; WHEREAS, the Village of Justice owns a parcel of real property, commonly known as 7819 South Blazer Avenue, Justice, Illinois…

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS VILLAGE OF HODGKINS PUBLIC WORKS YARD IMPROVEMENTS

By Tony Largent / August 4, 2021 /

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS VILLAGE OF HODGKINS PUBLIC WORKS YARD IMPROVEMENTS I. TIME AND PLACE OF OPENING OF BIDS: Sealed Proposals for the improvement described herein will be received at the office of the Village Clerk, Village of Hodgkins, 8990 Lyons Street, Hodgkins, IL 60525, until 10:00 a.m., August 17, 2021, and will be publicly opened…

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS VILLAGE OF HODGKINS RIVER ROAD PAVEMENT PATCHING

By Tony Largent / August 4, 2021 /

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS VILLAGE OF HODGKINS RIVER ROAD PAVEMENT PATCHING I. TIME AND PLACE OF OPENING OF BIDS: Sealed Proposals for the improvement described herein will be received at the office of the Village Clerk, Village of Hodgkins, 8990 Lyons Street, Hodgkins, IL 60525, until 10:15 a.m., August 17, 2021, and will be publicly opened…

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS VILLAGE OF HODGKINS SANTA FE DRIVE PAVEMENT PATCHING

By Tony Largent / August 4, 2021 /

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS VILLAGE OF HODGKINS SANTA FE DRIVE PAVEMENT PATCHING I. TIME AND PLACE OF OPENING OF BIDS: Sealed Proposals for the improvement described herein will be received at the office of the Village Clerk, Village of Hodgkins, 8990 Lyons Street, Hodgkins, IL 60525, until 10:30 a.m., August 17, 2021, and will be publicly…

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LEGAL NOTICE VILLAGE OF McCOOK

By Tony Largent / July 21, 2021 /

LEGAL NOTICE VILLAGE OF McCOOK Notice is hereby given that on July 19, 2021, the Board of Police Commissioners of the Village of McCook, Illinois adopted rules and regulations, effective August 1, 2021. Copies of the rules and regulations are available during regular business hours in the office of the Village Clerk, 5000 Glencoe Avenue,…

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NOTICE OF ZONING HEARING VILLAGE OF SUMMIT

By Tony Largent / July 21, 2021 /

NOTICE OF ZONING HEARING VILLAGE OF SUMMIT On August 09, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., the Village of Summit Zoning Board of Appeals will conduct a public hearing on text amendments to the Village of Summit Zoning Ordinance, the following special use application and permitted use in Residential Zoning Districts. The public hearing will be held…

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PUBLIC NOTICE – OPEN POSITION

By Tony Largent / July 21, 2021 /

The Village of Bedford Park is currently accepting resumes for the Building Superintendent position. The full job notice can be found on our website: www.villageofbedfordpark.com. You can also contact Village Clerk Yvette Solis for more information at (708) 458-2067 or email [email protected]

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Notice of Vacancy Summit Park District

By Tony Largent / July 21, 2021 /

“Beginning on July 19, 2021, the Summit Park District Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from residents of the Park District who are interested in serving on the Park Board of Commissioners to fill one vacancy until that position is filled by the next statutorily held election. The Board will consider the best-qualified candidates for…

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“It’s a Wonderful Life” bars come to Joe’s Saloon in Brookfield

By Steve Metsch Don’t be surprised if you see Clarence the Angel, George Bailey or Mister Potter at Joe’s Saloon in Brookfield on Dec. 3 and 4. People dressed like those and other characters from the holiday movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” will likely be there tipping back a few flaming rum punches. For the…

Stagg’s unified volleyball team was honored for winning a state championship at the November District 230 board meeting. (Photos by Jeff Vorva)

Teams honored and trainer mourned at SD230 meeting

By Jeff Vorva There was both celebration and sorrow at the Consolidated High School District 230 meeting on Nov. 16. The board recognized a pair of state champions – the Stagg unified volleyball team and the Sandburg Class 3A cross country team. But there was some sadness to the meeting as longtime Sandburg trainer Dave…

Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty presents an artist’s drawing to Fire Chief Gordon Nord, Jr. (Photos by Steve Metsch)

Lyons dedicates memorial to firefighters on 125th anniversary

By Steve Metsch The more than 500 men and women – many of them volunteers – who have worked for the Lyons Fire Department over the past 125 years will not be forgotten. A red-brick memorial topped with a firefighter’s helmet and sitting outside the fire station, 4043 Joliet Ave., was dedicated on Nov. 28.…

Ray Stetz, of La Grange, talks with Township of Lyons Assessor Patrick Hynes (right) about possible property tax exemptions. (Photos by Steve Metsch)

Township residents talk taxes with elected officials

By Steve Metsch Marek Gil, like many residents, has questions about his property taxes. Plenty of questions. Gil owns two properties, one in Hickory Hills and one in Justice. Asked if his taxes are too high, Gil replied: “Of course.” Gil, who resides in Justice, was among a group of residents who attended the “Coffee…

Summit village officials and employees stand in front of this year's Christmas Tree. (Photos by Carol McGowan)

Summit lights village Christmas Tree

By Carol McGowan Nearly 50 people were on hand November 18 as the Village of Summit Christmas tree was lit. It was a true sign of the holidays to come, as the crowd gathered by the tree and sang a Christmas carol while sipping on hot chocolate and coffee. It was one of the first…

Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau announces his intention to run for the 6th Congressional District. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Pekau joins crowded Republican field in 6th Congressional District

By Jeff Vorva In what could be one of the most interesting and heated congressional races in the state in 2022, Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau announced Monday he is planning on running in the new 6th Congressional District. He will be running as a Republican and, so far, will battle energy consultant Niki Conforti in the…

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Wharton fifth-graders take first place in math competition

By Carol McGowan A class at District 104’s Wharton 5th Grade Center in Summit recently celebrated a big win. Ms. Xheraj’s class took first place in the Region 7 Math Online Sumdog Competition. Sumdog’s free online math contests tout being a fun way to motivate students as they compete against other classes and schools, either…

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Illinois News

Pritzker unveils energy plan amid session’s final stretch

Pritzker unveils energy plan amid session’s final stretch

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker’s office unveiled a 900-page energy overhaul bill Wednesday, accelerating a yearslong negotiating process which advocates hope will end in a comprehensive clean energy platform as the session nears its final month. The stated goal of the bill is to drive Illinois to 100…

State lawmakers consider lifting ban on betting on in-state colleges, universities

State lawmakers consider lifting ban on betting on in-state colleges, universities

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – State lawmakers are considering a number of changes to Illinois gambling laws, including a measure that would lift the prohibition on gambling on in-state colleges and universities. Other measures discussed by the House Executive Committee Wednesday would legalize and regulate certain internet gambling programs, or I-gaming, and…

State invests $15 million to fuel two new manufacturing programs downstate

State invests $15 million to fuel two new manufacturing programs downstate

By GRACE BARBIC Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday the state was distributing funds to two downstate Illinois community colleges for electric vehicle manufacturing and renewable energy generation training programs. Pritzker made the announcement at Heartland Community College in Normal, where one of the new programs will launch. “I’m committed to…

GOP calls out Pritzker for backtracking on independent maps

GOP calls out Pritzker for backtracking on independent maps

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News [email protected]pitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate Republicans on Wednesday harshly criticized Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker, accusing him of breaking a campaign pledge to support an independent commission to redraw congressional and legislative district maps. “What I want to say is, the gerrymandering train is on the tracks,” Senate Republican Leader Dan…

Officials provide vaccination update as doses administered top 9 million

Officials provide vaccination update as doses administered top 9 million

By TIM KIRSININKAS Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Public health officials gave an update on the status of the state’s vaccination efforts Tuesday as the number of vaccines administered in Illinois topped 9 million. Speaking in a joint hearing of the House Human Services and Health Care committees Tuesday, Illinois Department of Public Health Director…

Pritzker signs health care reform measure backed by Black Caucus

Pritzker signs health care reform measure backed by Black Caucus

By TIM KIRSININKAS & RAYMON TRONCOSO Capitol News [email protected]@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker declared health care “a right, not a privilege” Tuesday as he signed a massive reform bill backed by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, the last of four policy pillars introduced as part of an anti-racism agenda last year. The “Illinois Health…

Trial date set for state senator charged with embezzlement

Trial date set for state senator charged with embezzlement

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — State Sen. Tom Cullerton, who was indicted in 2019 on charges of embezzlement, is set to go to trial in February next year, a federal judge said on Tuesday. Cullerton, a Democrat from Villa Park, is scheduled to be tried in the U.S. District Court in Chicago,…

Illinois to lose congressional seat based on 2020 census

Illinois to lose congressional seat based on 2020 census

By TIM KIRSININKAS Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday Illinois will lose a seat in Congress based on the results of the 2020 census. Illinois will move from 18 to 17 seats in the U.S. House, an expected result after some advocates had warned that an undercount could lead to…

New state program aims for ‘one-on-one connections’ in communities to combat COVID-19

New state program aims for ‘one-on-one connections’ in communities to combat COVID-19

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker announced a new state program Monday that aims to increase vaccine access in low-income, vulnerable communities and to connect residents across the state to COVID-19 assistance programs for transportation, food, utilities or other resources. The COVID-19 Pandemic Health Navigator Program serves areas of the…

Illinois General Assembly passes hundreds of bills as session end approaches

Illinois General Assembly passes hundreds of bills as session end approaches

By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — The state Senate and House passed more than 750 bills between them last week, addressing isolated timeouts in schools, youth vaping, teaching Muslim history, the commemoration of Juneteenth and automatic voter registration in prisons, among other topics. Friday was the deadline for the General Assembly to pass…

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